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Profile of Dr. Fong

headshotDr. Angela Fong earned her PhD in Exercise Sciences from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts degree from the School of Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. Her graduate work was funded by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and focused on individual-, provider- and environmental factors contributing to physical activity promotion among breast cancer survivors in the Canadian cancer care context. Dr. Fong completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University concentrating on dissemination and implementation science within cancer care settings. Currently, she is an Instructor of Medicine in the Section of Behavioral Sciences at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey with a primary academic appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Research Overview

Dr. Fong’s research program aims to understand the influence of physical activity and health behaviors on psychosocial outcomes among cancer survivors using innovative, remote-delivered interventions guided by dissemination and implementation science. Specifically, she is interested in developing, implementing, and evaluating optimized interventions that promote maintenance of physical activity and health behaviors among cancer survivors. Dr. Fong uses quantitative and qualitative methodologies in her research and has experience working in both community-based and cancer care settings.

Research Interests

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Health behavior change
  • Psychosocial outcomes
  • Dissemination and implementation science